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    Re: I don't know what to think about this stuff any more

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I just sat and watched Wolf Blitzer interview Tim Ryan and Kamala Harris. He asked them about Trump's comments today and both blasted what he said as being divisive. Kain, if I remember correctly, used the term "slap in the face" to describe what Trump said. After that I went looking for the video so I could watch it and maybe see what they saw.

    Here's the video -



    There are comments below the video that basically focus on when he misspoke and mentioned Toledo. That happened here too. Nobody seems to have focused on what he said. They just focused on the fact that he's Trump and that includes Blitzer!

    How the heck can we expect to have a rational conversation about this stuff if nobody, INCLUDING THE MEDIA, is willing to actually discuss things?

    Trump recognized the impact on Mexico and Mexicans. I thought that was very thoughtful.

    Trump condemned hatred and white supremacy.

    Trump directed the FBI to investigate domestic terrorism especially at its roots on the internet.

    Trump talked about directing the DoJ to work with federal and state law enforcement as well ass social media providers to try to identify people who might be presenting problematic behavior.

    Trump talked about "red flag" laws to better address public safety and the mental health needs of those exhibiting problematic behavior.

    I didn't hear him spewing hate and divisiveness. Then again, I tend to agree with him on a lot of policy issues. If someone here can point out anywhere in that speech where he expressed a preference to divide this nation then please point it out to me.



    But I have to ask, why would Blitzer just allow the stuff Harris and Ryan said go without at least challenging them? How is letting stuff like that slide "journalism"? How is it that, as a professional, he can simply allow their divisive claims of divisiveness go unchallenged?

    I mean, it's like we're all living in two completely differrent worlds these days and that the same words spoken by the same person can sound 180į different when heard by a Democrat than they do when heard by anyone else.
    That is the standard that CNN operates on today. They are dying and only the TDSíers who canít move on are interested in hearing this drivel. They need ratings to keep their advertising rates up where they can support the company.

    There are only a few people buying what they are selling now that the show is over.
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    Re: I don't know what to think about this stuff any more

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I have never in my life seen more pissing and moaning than in this thread. Y’all ain’t even ashamed of it.

    And y’all call us the snowflakes.
    Trump's robotic lip service teleprompter reading on this one reminded me of those old sketches on Conan O'Brien's comedy show where he would put up a big picture of someone, and then have one of his staff use their lips super-imposed on the pic to answer Conan's questions. No sincerity,no emotion, no facial expression...just robotic lip flapping to appease his gullible base.
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    Re: I don't know what to think about this stuff any more

    Quote Originally Posted by Logician Man View Post
    Trump's robotic lip service teleprompter reading on this one reminded me of those old sketches on Conan O'Brien's comedy show where he would put up a big picture of someone, and then have one of his staff use their lips super-imposed on the pic to answer Conan's questions. No sincerity,no emotion, no facial expression...just robotic lip flapping to appease his gullible base.
    And it works. Doesn’t matter what he says. Doesn’t matter what he does. As long as he says it, it’s OK. What a bunch of sheep.
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    Re: I don't know what to think about this stuff any more

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I just sat and watched Wolf Blitzer interview Tim Ryan and Kamala Harris. He asked them about Trump's comments today and both blasted what he said as being divisive. Kain, if I remember correctly, used the term "slap in the face" to describe what Trump said. After that I went looking for the video so I could watch it and maybe see what they saw.

    Here's the video -



    There are comments below the video that basically focus on when he misspoke and mentioned Toledo. That happened here too. Nobody seems to have focused on what he said. They just focused on the fact that he's Trump and that includes Blitzer!

    How the heck can we expect to have a rational conversation about this stuff if nobody, INCLUDING THE MEDIA, is willing to actually discuss things?

    Trump recognized the impact on Mexico and Mexicans. I thought that was very thoughtful.

    Trump condemned hatred and white supremacy.

    Trump directed the FBI to investigate domestic terrorism especially at its roots on the internet.

    Trump talked about directing the DoJ to work with federal and state law enforcement as well ass social media providers to try to identify people who might be presenting problematic behavior.

    Trump talked about "red flag" laws to better address public safety and the mental health needs of those exhibiting problematic behavior.

    I didn't hear him spewing hate and divisiveness. Then again, I tend to agree with him on a lot of policy issues. If someone here can point out anywhere in that speech where he expressed a preference to divide this nation then please point it out to me.



    But I have to ask, why would Blitzer just allow the stuff Harris and Ryan said go without at least challenging them? How is letting stuff like that slide "journalism"? How is it that, as a professional, he can simply allow their divisive claims of divisiveness go unchallenged?

    I mean, it's like we're all living in two completely differrent worlds these days and that the same words spoken by the same person can sound 180į different when heard by a Democrat than they do when heard by anyone else.
    You should understand one thing and one thing only. To the Hispanic community, the massacre in El Paso was equivalent to our 9/11 for them. It was a signal that they are all targets of hatred and possible terrorism. Did they receive some words of comfort in Trump's teleprompter speech? No they didn't and I'll explain why. It's true that Trump said the right words, 'hatred' and 'white supremacy'. He said "hate has no place in America". That was little comfort to many El Paso residents, who focused instead on the ways that Trump had stoked the racism and xenophobia that appeared to have motivated the killer and his decision to target Mexican immigrants. And then, just a few days later, ICE raided a shop in Mississippi and rounded up 680 Mexicans taking parents away from children who had just started school that day.

    The words don't match the actions. The words he spoke were scripted and not his words. His words never match his actions.


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    Re: I don't know what to think about this stuff any more

    I watched Trump's address live, and it appeared to me that he was like a school boy who was forced to get up in front of the class and read his book report. There was no passion, no energy, no commitment, just words on a teleprompter and let's get this over with.

    I just imagine Trump going back to his office and saying to his campaign strategists "OK, I read your stupid statement. You happy now? Now leave me alone for the rest of the day!"

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